Millennial mayoral candidates win big in Lackwanna County primary
Max Conway, 29, of Dunmore, and Loni Kavulich Loiselle, 33, of Taylor, both won their races for mayor in their respective boroughs in the primary.
LACKAWANNA COUNTY, PA – At 29, Max Conway is set to become Dunmore’s next mayor.
He won his Democratic primary on Tuesday without a Republican in the fall.
“The status quo is no longer acceptable. I think people really want change here. Dunmore has been stuck for a long time and I think people are looking to take the next step,” said Conway.
Another advantage of his youth, Conway used social media to revive his campaign.
He plans to continue using it to stay engaged with the people of Dunmore during his tenure.
“Just posting messages, whether it’s events happening in Dunmore, or plans I have for Dunmore, or just general announcements. A social media presence, I think, would really take Dunmore a long way, ”Conway said.
Max Conway comes from a well-known Dunmore family.
He is also set to marry a fairly well-known weekend meteorologist, WNEP’s Ally Gallo, later this year.
Meanwhile, in Taylor Borough, 33-year-old Loni Kavulich Loiselle won her primary race for mayor.
“I had hope all day but didn’t want to be too confident in the rare event that I lost but I still can’t believe it. It’s still surreal,” said Kavulich Loiselle. .
Without a Republican challenger, Kavulich Loiselle will almost certainly win in November.
She would become the first woman and the first person of color to serve as Taylor’s mayor.
She is no stranger to politics; Kavulich Loiselle is the daughter of the late State Representative Sid Michaels Kavulich.
“I just hope to do the good he has done. That’s all I really want is to bring the good to Taylor,” Kavulich Loiselle said.
Assuming Conway and Kavulich Loiselle win their undisputed races in November, they will be sworn in in January.